I voted for option 1.
I wanted a 3080 Ti from the start and this was not available until recently. By changing to option 2, I would of never had the chance as well. Alot of people are "settling" on whatever they can get because they have no choice if they want a card at all. I don't think this is right because when you're spending 1k+ on a GPU, you should get exactly what you want.
Alot of other people I know on these forums for example want more limited quantity cards like the KPE HC but at the same time, They obviously don't want to wait the entire time with nothing if they can help it. The current queue system isn't perfect but it works.
If people are mad because they haven't gotten a card yet, they should be at themselves for not being ready when new SKUs were announced to get in early. I like everyone else queued early but still had to wait, I used that experience to make sure I got an early time no matter what when the SKU I wanted finally showed up.